This is a really great question. Many universities and colleges will let you pursue a degree even if you don't follow a traditional path as long as you have the right prerequisites. So look at the nursing schools you are interested in and see what courses they require for admissions. You can go to their website and see exactly what they require you to take in order to be able to apply for their program. You may have to explain why you took so much English in your essay or during your interview but that is okay. Once you find out what prerequisites you need, sit down with your counselor or mentor and map out a path. I have had to take some very difficult classes in a different major and it seemed scary at first but if you take the class with a buddy and create a study group and go to office hours and work hard, you will get through those hard classes.
We really need pediatric nurses. This is a very special kind of nurse and being able to communicate and inspire children with all your great background in English and story telling might be the best medicine for making a child better. Pediatric nurses have to communicate with children and their families. I think you can make a real difference by combining the two interests. Who knows, maybe you can create a book or website for kids that combine medicine AND English.
I am very excited for you. I know you will be great at whatever you do :) !
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